On Wed, 30 Oct 2002 13:32:59 -0700
Jeffrey P Shell <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> On Wednesday, October 30, 2002, at 04:22  AM, Chris Withers wrote:
> 
> > Ross J. Reedstrom wrote:
> >> It what world do you live, and can I move there?
> >
> > You miss the point ;-)
> >
> > The flurry to get features into a 'stable' release is what I was on 
> > about.
> > If you flurry, the release won't be stable.
> >
> > I like the pattern of having stable releases and CVS or nightly builds 
> > for people who want the latest and greatest. That way everyone gets to 
> > contribute easily and freely and yet we still get truly stable 
> > versions.
> >
> > Maybe not to the extent of having seperate 'dev' and 'stable' streams 
> > a la Linux, but that's a good feeling in essence.
> >
> > Still, the overarching thing is release early and often. The fewer 
> > features in each release, the fewer problems of "I need this feature, 
> > but that means I also have to accept this one that I don't trust"
> 
> But release often is a BITCH for software configuration management.  
> Good for developers, bad for deployers.

Hence the nightly build. Just for developers or early adopters. Not for deployers.

-Casey

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